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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201811-20 ] spice-gtk: Remote code execution
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:15:11
Message-Id: 20181127020646.GD19214@monkey
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201811-20
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: spice-gtk: Remote code execution
     Date: November 27, 2018
     Bugs: #650878
       ID: 201811-20

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in spice-gtk could allow an attacker to remotely
execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

spice-gtk is a set of GObject and Gtk objects for connecting to Spice
servers and a client GUI.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/spice-gtk            < 0.34                     >= 0.34 

Description
===========

A vulnerability was found in spice-gtk client due to the incorrect use
of integer types and missing overflow checks.

Impact
======

An attacker, by enticing the user to join a malicious server, could
remotely execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All spice-gtk users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/spice-gtk-0.34"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-12194
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12194

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-20

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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